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ID: 700001858Record Type: Movable Work
Images: 1
Piupiu (skirt) (skirt (garment); Unknown; 1900; Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington, Welling...; registration number: ME001677)
Note: This piupiu (waist or shoulder garment) can be worn around the waist, or across one shoulder, with the strands hanging free – the word piupiu also means to swing. These days they are worn by cultural performance groups. Piupiu come in many styles and materials. This garment is made from the soft delicate fibre of the inner bark of houhere (lacebark), valued for weaving kete (baskets) and potae (hats). It was used in earlier times to make ropes, and bandages for newborn babies. The weaver of this piupiu has also used white feathers from the kereru (New Zealand pigeon) and brown kiwi feathers.
Titles:
Piupiu (skirt) (preferred,C,U,RP,undetermined,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
skirt (garment) [300209932] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Furnishings and Equipment (Hierarchy Name), Costume (Hierarchy Name), costume (mode of fashion), <costume by form>, main garments, <main garments for the lower body>)

Classifications:
costume / clothing (preferred)

Creation Date: 1900

Creator Display:
Unknown [preferred,VP]
weaver unknown (unknown cultural designation) [500125274]
Locations:
Current: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington, Wellington region, North Island, New Zealand) [500311561] Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Repository Numbers: registration number: ME001677
Credit Line: Purchased date unknown
Display Materials: bark, harakeke, feathers
bark (plant material) [300011860]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by origin>, biological material, plant material)
Term Not Found
....... (AAT Candidate)
feather (material) [300011809]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by origin>, biological material, animal material, keratinous material)

Dimensions: Overall: 690 (Width) x 650 (Depth) mm
General Subject:
apparel (preferred )

List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Work
Sources and Contributors:
Piupiu (skirt)........ [VP]
........ Te Papa spreadsheet (2012)
........ Te Papa online (2000-) http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/ObjectDetails.aspx?oid=66729; accessed 22 August 2012
Subject: ....... [VP]
....................... Te Papa online (2000-) accessed 27 August 2012
Note:
English ..... [VP]
..... Te Papa online (2000-) accessed 22 August 2012
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